Adele V. Sanborn
Welcome friends, art lovers and creatives! I’m excited to offer a variety of calligraphy and mixed media original pieces of my artwork through my on-line store. Through my art, I combine a love of lettering, paper and photographic images into framed messages celebrating life and its possibilities. Many pieces incorporate my own handmade paper as a surface for calligraphy, whose texts are drawn from a variety of sources – from traditional Shaker songs to Lao Tzu to Winnie-the-Pooh.
Doing What I Love…
It all begins with an idea, then the words, and from there my work takes off! I like to transform the written dimension into lettering art and then accent a verse with watercolors, my own photos, or natural found objects.
I warm up each day with mark making. I create different lines, textures and shapes to loosen up and get my mind into the creative mode. After this, I am ready for a day of fun!
How It All Started
I began studying Calligraphy at a young age when I took a class in college as a “filler” for my degree. Calligraphy made me realize I could combine my lettering with my photographs… this is when the doors opened for my artistic life.
Since then, I have continued to express my artistic abilities and creativity in every aspect of my life. I became a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen Craftsmen and the NH Art Association. I also continue to exhibit my work across the New England region.
In 2014, I began a new business venture, Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design. Twiggs Gallery is an art gallery, store and a space for art classes and workshops. I invite you to come and browse the art gallery featuring revolving exhibitions of local and regional art. Sign up for art classes and workshops. Shop the store for unique gifts, Duffy’s Attic shabby-chic antiques and Cornerstone Design (Adele Sanborn) calligraphy services. Twiggs is one of the latest addition to the Capital Region’s rapidly growing art community.